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Prayer, Plain and Simple

At this very moment over two million students across America and overseas are gathering around the flagpole of their schools to pray and ask God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses. They call it “See You At The Pole” and today marks the 20th year of this student-initiated movement which started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990.

This year’s theme, “Engage: Go and Pray,” echoes the Bible passage from 2 Kings 22:13, which records the words of King Josiah when he first heard words from the scriptures, which had been lost to him and his people. “Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found,” Josiah had ordered.

Decades ago the Supreme Court of the United States declared prayer IN school to be unconstitutional. Not to be dissuaded, this current generation of kids continues to pursue God with a heightening passion. They want God’s blessing…

We have teenagers in our house and I can tell you – there’s passion in this generation. Whether for good or ill they are going to engage this passion. Let’s pray they turn it toward God. On this morning while they are praying, let’s back them up and join them in their intercession. Let’s pray for them, and for their prayers.

“Father God, we join with the young people of this country this morning and pray, in the name of Jesus, that you would bless them as they bless you. We ask that you would ignite in them a love for you and your truth. We ask that you would begin a new “Great Awakening” for their day, that you would turn their hearts to you. Bless and protect our schools. Start this wildfire of prayer among them that no law can stop. Answer the prayers of your children today! Answer our prayers for them!”

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